Hooray for Friday!
There was a lot of knitting going on in April, but little to show for my time. I have no idea how many new projects were started. Most were sent to the frog pond or are sitting in limbo. One project survived to the finish line.
Pattern :: Manic Panic Cowl by Sarah Core
Yarns :: Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight Prints in harlequin, surf and teal tease colorways
Needle :: US 8 (5 mm) circular
I enjoyed the simplicity and rhythm of the linen stitch. The yarns were leftover sock yarns in similar colorways, each with a purple and teal color in common, and used 80-85 yards of each. I cast on 299 stitches and used a larger needle than the project recommended for a fabric that’s not quite as tight and has a nice drape. There was no plan for the stripes, just changing colors randomly when I thought it was time.
I think the front and back of the linen stitch are both attractive. And when the cowl is looped twice, the textures work well together. This is a great project to use leftover yarns and I’m pretty sure I’ll be making more. This one is going in the gift box for now, but when the weather cools I may claim it.
Have a nice weekend!